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Old 09-01-2010, 10:35 AM
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Default Corsair 600T Graphite Case Mod Project



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I would describe the theme I'm creating on the 600T as "Sci-Fi or Futuristic Military Equipment Cargo Carton" that has seen some action in the field. (No bullet holes on this one!) The drawings I posted are only Conceptual. The final piece will be slightly different and much more detailed. A large portion of the construction will involve PVC sheets and I will debut a brand new custom LED lighting system, compliments of I&H Accessories

Graphite Series 600T Manufacturer Product Information

The Graphite Series 600T is a mid-tower in height, but inside it’s positively cavernous. Easily accommodate even the longest graphics cards in the industry due to the reconfigurable hard drive bays. The increased space behind the motherboard tray allows clean, uncluttered cable routing. Up to six hard drive caddies, each of which can accommodate SSDs and standard mechanical disks, sit below the four 5.25" tool-free optical drive bays. If that weren’t enough, you can remove the top panel 200mm fan and install a 240mm radiator and dual 120mm fans for a quick watercooling upgrade.
Features for Builders

Corsair innovated cable routing with the Obsidian Series™ cases, and the Graphite Series features the same ingenious design. Pre-cut holes in the motherboard tray with rubber grommets and plenty of room behind the motherboard to route cables for a clean, uncluttered interior. The optical drive bays are tool-free, the side panels easily detach with the built-in latch mechanisms, and the integrated fan controller allows you to choose between quiet operation or maximum cooling performance.
Features include

* Twin 200mm cooling fans with white LEDs for excellent cooling
* Eight expansion slots provides you flexibility for multiple graphics card solutions
* Unique cable routing holes guarantees you a clean and clutter-free installation
* Integrated fan controller, for up to four fans, gives you the choice of noise vs. performance
* Tool-free optical drive installation makes building your system faster than ever
* CPU backplate cutout makes upgrading your CPU heatsink easy
* 2.5” and 3.5” hard drive compatibility for up to 6 drives — straight out of the box!
* Two year warranty with Corsair’s world-class customer service and technical support

Type
ATX Mid Tower

Color
Dark Graphite Metallic

Case Material
Steel / Plastic

Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4

Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6

Expansion Slots
8

Front Ports
4 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x IEEE1394, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Mic

Cooling System
1 x 120 mm fan
2 x 200 mm white LED fans

Dimensions(L x W x H)
23.30" x 10.40" x 20.00"

Weight
28 lbs.

Features
Keep your system cool with the dual 200mm fans and rear 120mm fan.
Eight expansion slots give you plenty of room for up to three full-sized graphics cards.
Modular drive-bay cages let you modify your configuration to optimize cooling performance.
Built-in compatibility for SSDs in the six hard drive bays gives you the flexibility you need.
Access your hardware faster than ever with easy side panel removal.
Install or upgrade your CPU heatsink quickly with the easy-access backplate cutout.
Optimize airflow and keep your system neat and tidy using the intelligent cable management system.
Easily accessible dust filters keep the cool air flowing over your valuable components.
Front panel includes USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Headphone, Mic, and a four-channel fan controller.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited

Labor
2 years limited


Lets take a photo tour of Corsair's new 600T Graphite Mid Tower case before modifying it






























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Old 09-02-2010, 09:04 AM
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Updated 1st thread with Specifications

Type
ATX Mid Tower

Color
Dark Graphite Metallic

Case Material
Steel / Plastic

Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4

Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6

Expansion Slots
8

Front Ports
4 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x IEEE1394, 1 x Headphone, 1 x Mic

Cooling System
1 x 120 mm fan
2 x 200 mm white LED fans

Dimensions(L x W x H)
23.30" x 10.40" x 20.00"

Weight
24.5 lbs.

Features
Keep your system cool with the dual 200mm fans and rear 120mm fan.
Eight expansion slots give you plenty of room for up to three full-sized graphics cards.
Modular drive-bay cages let you modify your configuration to optimize cooling performance.
Built-in compatibility for SSDs in the six hard drive bays gives you the flexibility you need.
Access your hardware faster than ever with easy side panel removal.
Install or upgrade your CPU heatsink quickly with the easy-access backplate cutout.
Optimize airflow and keep your system neat and tidy using the intelligent cable management system.
Easily accessible dust filters keep the cool air flowing over your valuable components.
Front panel includes USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Headphone, Mic, and a four-channel fan controller.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
2 years limited

Labor
2 years limited

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Old 09-03-2010, 01:15 PM
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Interesting concept. Any plans to do a case review of the 600T before you mod it?
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:44 PM
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Let the salivating begin!
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:13 PM
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You betcha!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64JDcsyQqt8

Corsair plans to offer window version, but won't reveal when.

200mm Fan specs are 76 CFM @ 24.2 dB-A, RPM of the 200mm fan is roughly 800 or so (+/- 15%)

Fan controller is at least 5W per channel

Release date for the 600T on Newegg in US is Sept 23rd.

Final Thoughts

Overall Design & Construction is Excellent, It’s steel, but feels similar to Aluminum
Excellent Cable Management, anyone can make a cable job look nice in this case.
User Features, fan controller, option for 240 Radiator, adjusts to different length PSUs
Plenty of space, with room to accommondate larger video cards, removable HD cages layout options
Good Filtering, the entire front is filtered, with easy access for cleaning the filters.
Security, with discreet lock for the access panel.


WISH LIST

Window in Access panel version
3rd 200mm intake fan in the Access panel
Metal HD trays, instead of Plastic. fyi: Plastic releases on the optical bays are very durable.
360 Radiator option in the top panel. The space is there... just need to revise the exterior trim design
Color options, at least Silver.
Not going to complain about the $149.99 - $159.99 price tag, I think it’s very reasonable.
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Awesome stuff! Supposedly only 4 days till my store gets it in stock (Australia). Fingers crossed!
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Awesome stuff! Supposedly only 4 days till my store gets it in stock (Australia). Fingers crossed!
Awesome, please post a link after you've installed your system
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I am planning on taking lots of pics. Been planning this build for about 4 months, unfortunately I got an email today notifying me that the case is now delayed till early October. Occas is very sad face today...
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I am planning on taking lots of pics. Been planning this build for about 4 months, unfortunately I got an email today notifying me that the case is now delayed till early October. Occas is very sad face today...
Oh Noooos! ....I wonder why?
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Oh Noooos! ....I wonder why?
Same! It went from today (08/09) to 22/09 for a couple of days, then today the further update to 07/10!

I checked on google maps, we're closer to China than L.A.!!!

But anyway, it's just an eta. Hopefully it won't take that long. My motherboard for example was out of stock on the 26th of August with an eta of 22/09 but they got stock in 2 days later (28th) which is when I placed my order. Although the major difference here is it's an existing product, whereas the 600T is new.

Looking forward to seeing more of your mod project too btw! The only changes I'm considering making is maybe replacing the 2 big fans with blue LED fans as all the components I've bought are black and or blue :) but I'll wait to see how it goes with the white first.
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Hope they revise the date for you. It will be worth the wait tho. You should also replace the rear 120mm fan too, Occas

Here are the screen shots of the left custom side panel drawing in progress... The vents above the window are 1/4" wide. Smaller opening to right will be access doorway to HD bays.





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Same! It went from today (08/09) to 22/09 for a couple of days, then today the further update to 07/10!

I checked on google maps, we're closer to China than L.A.!!!
Proximity to the port is one thing, but when your local retailer placed their order is another. We can only produce X amount per day - if we get more orders than we can produce in a day, we have to schedule it out.

So right now we have weeks full on our schedule, meaning that if you placed an order for a container of our cases it couldn't even leave the factory for weeks.

If your local reseller placed their order later than others, it might take them some time to get theirs shipped out.
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Yeah I have no idea when they ordered. From when the case appeared on their site I'd guess around the 27th of August or so, They were the 1st etailer in Australia to list it, but anyway, thanks for the extra info! Glad to see they're so popular!
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Thanks for the info George!
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I am still confused why cases are still comming with more than 2 external 5 inch slots. Seriously, this case would have been so much better with 8-10 3.5 inch internals and less wasted space.

I was looking forward to this case but 6x3.5's just covers my data raid. Leaving me no space for my OS and program drives. I find the lack of 10 slot 3.5 inch mid tower cases rather baffling.

Somone explain to me what they are using the 4 external 5 inch slots for?
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